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Tehran police renew satellite crackdown

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Tehran police have once again started a campaign of confiscating satellite dishes from people's homes. The Etemad daily reported on Thursday that some people have described officers arriving at residential buildings with warrants to enter and confiscate satellite dishes.

file photo: an Iranian police attacking a satellite dish!

The campaign started in recent days and is reportedly being more seriously pursued in the northern, more affluent part of the city.

The use of satellite equipment in Iran is considered an offence; however, 70 percent of the people reportedly use this technology and watch satellite programming.

satellite dishes on the rooftop of a building in Tehran
file photo: satellite dishes on the rooftop of a building in Tehran

Earlier, Ayatollah Vahid Khorasani, a senior member of the clergy, had spoken in favour of satellite services, saying it is possible to make good use of them.

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